Kelis is a US singer-songwriter with a $4 million net worth, double what she was in 2018.
She made her name in R&B and Hip-Hop with hit songs like “Milkshake” and “Caught Out There.”
So, let’s look at the investments Kelis made to earn her $4 million net worth.
And naturally, we must start with…
Her Music Career
As with many gifted singers, Kelis started singing in the church choir as a child.
Along with honing her singing skills, she also learned to play musical instruments like the saxophone, piano, and violin.
In high school, the budding talent formed an R&B group called BLU.
The group didn’t have much success, but the singer lucked out when she met Pharrell Williams’ group, The Neptunes.
With their help, the singer landed a record deal in 1998 with Virgin Records.
Not one to waste time, Kelis started work on her debut album with The Neptunes producing.
She finished and released the album “Kaleidoscope” in 1999.
With hit songs like “Caught Out There,” Get Along with You,” and “Good Stuff,” the album unsurprisingly became a hit.
The follow-up album, “Wanderland,” was far less successful.
However, Kelis recently revealed that she never made a dollar from the sales of her first two albums.
Naturally, the singer dropped Virgin Records.
Her next album, “Tasty,” was her most significant yet.
With bangers like “Milkshake” and “Trick Me,” the album overflowed with hit songs.
The album was also successful financially, selling over half a million copies.
The singer’s next album, “Kelis Was Here,” was even more successful.
After working with legendary producers like Raphael Saadiq and Sean Garrett and collaborating with Nas, will.i.am, Too Short, and Cee-Lo, “Kelis Was Here,” was too big to fail.
The album had hit songs like “Bossy” and “Lil Star” and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
The singer released two more albums: “Flesh Tone” in 2010 and “Food” in 2014.
To date, the singer has sold over six million records.
Between 2006 and 2010, when the singer was on hiatus from her music career, she studied as a saucier.
She graduated and soon released her sauce line, Feast.
At the 2014 SXSW music festival, she set up a food truck.
She also shared recipes for New York vanilla bean cheesecake, jerk ribs, apple farro, and more on Spotify to promote the 2014 album “Food.”
And in 2015, the singer also released her first cookbook, “My Life on a Plate.”
In 2020, she also hosted “Cooking with Cannabis,” a Netflix cooking show with marijuana as the common element.
Kelis Knows Her Worth
After doubling her net worth in four years, the singer has found a method that works in her favor.
Since she nurtured her culinary passion, Kelis has become a multitalented and hardworking star.
We hope to see her rise even more!